Semester in Greece Mail

Mail call! For any length of period you’re abroad, your friends, family, and loved ones may want to send you a care package, important mail, debit or credit cards, or even cell phones if you need a replacement.

In Greece, the mail system does not work as well as it does in the US. Mail usually takes longer to deliver and sometimes doesn’t arrive at all! We recommend you wait until you arrive onsite before people back home start sending you packages. Once onsite, you will be able to assess the best way to receive these packages.


Below are some resources you may use and send to your family explaining the mailing process in different countries. The USPS has a great website with the Index of Countries that included postal codes, postage prices, and mailing conditions.

Index of Countries and their postal codes, instructions

FedEx International Resource Center 

Shipping Internationally with DHL; Customs Support

When shipping internationally, please make sure that your envelope or package has everything necessary to ship.

Please note, that when shipping cell phones, hefty customs taxes may be added on before you receive it. In some locations, you may have to go to the airport to pick up your package and pay the import/customs tax before collecting your mail.

wine studies3Traveling after the program for an extended period? Don’t want to carry your luggage around with you and pay hefty luggage overage charges? If you’ve answered yes to these two questions, you may want to look into whether or not luggage shipping services fit your travel needs.

In most cases, it is not recommended as costs are high and packing light is very important. However, if you do need to ship your luggage home, here’s a list of companies that offer shipping services:

Lugless program 

Luggage Forward 

UPS Luggage Shipping